We have recently learned that Philips Respironics issued a voluntary recall and safety notification for specific ventilator devices due to potential health risks relating to the sound abatement foam used in the devices –
The VEP has not yet been provided with a list of affected serial numbers and we are working with our vendors to determine which devices may be affected and which solutions may be available.
In the meantime:
Please speak with your health care team and DO NOT stop or alter your prescribed therapy unless advised by your health care team.
DO NOT use ozone cleaners for your ventilators.
You do not need to register your device. The VEP will do so on your behalf.
We want to ensure you that we will be reaching out to all our VEP clients directly with further instructions and information at the earliest possible opportunity. Please know your health is our top priority and it will be our pleasure to assist you with any action that is required.
You may reach out to us with questions or concerns at 1-800-633-8977 number.
Sandy Fodey RRT, CRE
Ontario Ventilator Equipment Pool
1-800-633-8977 (toll free Ontario)
Fax (613) 548-6157
General e-mail VEP@kingstonhsc.ca
VEP Website: www.ontvep.ca